Memberships on National CTSA Key Function Committees

The National CTSA Consortium maintains several key function committees (KFCs) to develop and share ideas surrounding how to best promote the Consortium's goals.

The Committees, which are composed of CTSA representatives and federal staff, report regularly to the CTSA Consortium Steering Committee (CCSC) and Strategic Goals committees (SGC). Key Function Committee members may be charged by the Consortium Steering Committee with specific tasks, including implementation of aspects of the strategic goals. The Key Function Committees also contribute subject matter knowledge and content expertise through topic groups focused on specific areas.

The Center for Translational Medicine PI, Program Directors, Investigators, and staff members serve on the following KFCs:

Administration KFC

Lisa Fleming, Manager, Center for Translational Medicine

Biostatistics / Epidemiology / Research Design KFC

Chul Ahn, Ph.D., BERD Program Director

Clinical Research Ethics KFC

John Sadler, M.D., Research Ethics Director

Clinical Research Management KFC

Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Research Center Director

Blair Holbein, Ph.D., BACS, Regulatory Knowledge & Support Program Director / Regulatory Sciences Office Director

Amit Gode, Clinical Research Manager

Kathleen Wilkinson, Research Participant Advocate

Clinical Services Core KFC

Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Research Center Director

Amit Gode, Clinical Research Manager

Communications KFC

Lisa Fleming, Manager, Center for Translational Medicine

Community Engagement KFC

Celette Skinner, Ph.D., Community Engagement Program Co-Director

Mark DeHaven, Community Engagement Program Co-Director

Keith Argenbright, M.D., Community Engagement Program Director / Education & Career Development Co-Investigator

Sharon Brown

Comparative Effectiveness Research KFC

Ethan Halm, M.D., Comparative Effectiveness Research Program Director (Incoming)

Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., Pilot Grant Awards Program Director

CTSA Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee

Julio Perez-Fontan, M.D., Pilot Grant Awards Program Director

Michele Hutchinson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

CTSA Consortium Executive Committee

Robert Toto, M.D., PI

CTSA Consortium Steering Committee

Robert Toto, M.D., PI

Education and Career Development KFC

Milton Packer, M.D., Education & Career Development Program Director / KL2 Program Director

Helen Yin, Ph.D., Education & Career Development Program Director

Keith Argenbright, M.D., Community Engagement Program Director / Education & Career Development Program Co-Investigator

Amy Mackenroth, Education & Career Development Program Coordinator

Evaluation KFC

Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Houston School of Health Professions, Dallas Campus / Tracking & Evaluation Program Director

Lisa Fleming, Manager, Center for Translational Medicine

Informatics KFC

Elmer Berstam, M.D., M.S.E., Biomedical Informatics Program Director

Ruben Amarasingham, M.D.

Dipti Ranganathan, M.S., Assistant Vice President, Academic Information Systems / Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Investigator

Teresa Bosler, Senior Project Manager

Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Investigator

Ed Harris

David Karp, M.D., Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Investigator

Alex Pertsemlidis

Lisa Fleming, Manager, Center for Translational Medicine

Public-Private Partnerships KFC

Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Research Center Director

Regulatory Knowledge KFC

Angela Wishon, Regulatory Knowledge & Support Program Director

Blair Holbein, Ph.D., BACS, Regulatory Knowledge & Support Program Director / Regulatory Sciences Office Director

Michael Bergamini

Kathleen Wilkinson, Research Participant Advocate

Strategic Goal Committee 1

Robert Toto, M.D., PI

Translational KFC

James de Lemos, M.D., Novel and Translational Methodologies Program Director (In-coming)

David Russell, Ph.D., Vice Provost & Dean of Basic Research / Translational Technologies Program Director (In-coming)

Helen Yin, Ph.D., Education & Career Development Director

TSIG Subcommittee - CTSA Nurse Scientist

Sharon Brown